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Kidney Int. 2009 Sep;76(6):587-9. doi: 10.1038/ki.2009.251.

Overcorrection of hyponatremia is a medical emergency.

Abstract

Overcorrection of hyponatremia is a medical emergency. Excessive correction usually results from the unexpected emergence of a water diuresis after resolution of the cause of water retention. The concurrent administration of desmopressin and 5% dextrose in water can be given to cautiously re-lower the serum sodium concentration when therapeutic limits have been exceeded. Nephrologists should be equally aggressive in correcting hyponatremia and in un-correcting it when their patients get too much of a good thing.

PMID:
19721422
DOI:
10.1038/ki.2009.251
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